power of attorney

Attorney In Fact: Do You Really Understand the Role?

The job of Attorney-in-Fact is no small thing. It requires time, including appointments with attorneys, CPAs, and financial advisors, a fair amount of paperwork and a legal and ethical responsibility to undertake the task.  While it is obviously an honor to be asked as it signals that the person making the request trusts you implicitly and believes that you are qualified to look after their financial and legal affairs, if other family members challenge your actions, you’ll also have to stand up to them.